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Paris Cat Presents New Soul Show BLACK IS VINYLParis Cat Presents New Soul Show BLACK IS VINYL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From Australia's Soul Capital comes two of Melbourne's outstanding vocalists, Fulton Street's Shannen Wick and jazz, soul, rhythm and blues vocalist, Vanessa Fernandez, performing together for one night only in Black is Vinly; bringing a mix of old, new and original soul on Thursday 15 June 2017 at Paris Cat. (more...)

BWW Review: NYC Season Ends with a Bang with Dance Theatre of HarlemBWW Review: NYC Season Ends with a Bang with Dance Theatre of Harlem
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 23, 2017

The legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) returned to their “stage home” for their annual NYC season at the New York City Center, April 19-22, 2017. Some highlights of the season included a special performance by Grammy-Winning Recording Artist India.Arie, NY and DTH premieres by Robert Garland, Francesca Harper, and José Limón, and the return of other favorites by Dianne McIntyre and Darrell Grand Moultrie. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna BeachPhoto Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne WarrenPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops Season Finale Features Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall is home to some of the greatest 'serious' music created by mankind and when Maestro and Music Director Steven Reineke takes the stage with the 78 member New York Pops Orchestra it's also about great music, great entertainment, and great fun.   The final concert of the season was titled 'You've Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters and it featured guest artists Will Chase, Christopher Jackson, Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren.  (more...)

Eddie Money, Starship and Barenaked Ladies to Perform at 2017 Valley Forge Music FairEddie Money, Starship and Barenaked Ladies to Perform at 2017 Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) celebrates the best rock and pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s with four new shows at Valley Forge Music Fair. (more...)

'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives' Documentary Composer Paul Henning Releases Debut Album 'Breaking Through''Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives' Documentary Composer Paul Henning Releases Debut Album 'Breaking Through'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Composer and film musician Paul Henning announces the release of his debut album BREAKING THROUGH, featuring piano solos performed by the Paul and recorded live with a 48-piece studio orchestra. (more...)

Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann is pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Covers Whitney & More at All-Star Salute to Clive DavisVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Covers Whitney & More at All-Star Salute to Clive Davis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival launched in style with an all-star tribute to music industry legend Clive Davis, held at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

Cresta Barnyard Presents DIVAS WHO ROCKCresta Barnyard Presents DIVAS WHO ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A diva is a celebrated female singer and a woman of outstanding talent. The Barnyard Theatre presents five of its best female singers in a tribute to the world's greatest divas. (more...)

Announcing FRIDAY FEST 2017 at Van WezelAnnouncing FRIDAY FEST 2017 at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

With summer just around the corner it's time to announce Friday Fest '17, theFREE outdoor summertime concert series, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! The family-friendly party of the summer will take place select Friday nights from 5-9PM on the Bayfront Lawn of the Van Wezel featuring some of Sarasota's top musical talent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

Michael Jackson Tribute Band WHO'S BAD to Play Capitol Center for the ArtsMichael Jackson Tribute Band WHO'S BAD to Play Capitol Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) will host the Michael Jackson tribute band WHO'S BAD on Friday, May 19 at 7pm. This live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music's one true King. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' AlbumVIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Annual International Jazz Day Celebration JAZZ ON LAWN OF STATE CAPITOL AnnouncedAnnual International Jazz Day Celebration JAZZ ON LAWN OF STATE CAPITOL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Downtown Phoenix joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world. April 26th kicks off this year's Int'l Jazz Day Weekend at the AZ State Capitol. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/3/2017This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/3/2017
by - Apr 3, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 4/3/2017. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORYLaguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROARBWW Review: Powerful and Talented Musical Revue Will Make You ROAR
by Ilana Lifshitz - Mar 31, 2017

ROAR, standing for "Rock On American Resurrection," roared to life Thursday at its opening night at the Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood. In contrast to the intimate, quaint setting of a lobby no larger than my living room and a house whose maximum capacity has to be close to 100, ROAR made me (and probably the rest of the audience) feel like I was at a protest concert during the '60s (Act I) and '80s (Act II). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's Q. Smith Will Perform at Symphony SpaceCOME FROM AWAY's Q. Smith Will Perform at Symphony Space
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 31, 2017

Q. Smith, who is currently performing in Broadway's Come From Away, will be performing at Symphony Space on May 8th at 7 pm. Grateful: An Evening With Q. Smith and Friends will feature guest performers from current and previous Broadway shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, and more! (more...)

Hot Jazz Series Continues with Shirma Rouse and Eyal Vilner SextetHot Jazz Series Continues with Shirma Rouse and Eyal Vilner Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Shirma Rouse is a musical force to be reckoned with. Raised in the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, she moved to the Netherlands at age 19 to study and soon started her musical career. (more...)

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